Top official resigns from Jeb Bush’s faltering campaign

Top official resigns from Jeb Bush’s faltering campaign

Newsweek

High-Ranking Bush Campaign Official Departs

The chief operating officer of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign has resigned, according to a report published late Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Christine Ciccone’s resignation on Friday comes a week after the campaign announced it planned to slash payroll costs by 40 percent. Federal Election Commission filing show Ciccone was paid about $12,000 a month…

Where every 2016 presidential candidate stands on climate change

Where every 2016 presidential candidate stands on climate change

Newsweek

Where All the Candidates Stand on Climate Change

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first glance, there are just two groups of presidential contenders when it comes to climate change: those who think it’s real and urgent, and those who don’t. But take a closer look, and the picture blurs. The…

How long can Ben Carson stay at the top of the GOP field?

How long can Ben Carson stay at the top of the GOP field?

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Analysis: Ben Carson’s on top, but for how long?

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Ben Carson’s the front-runner you hardly notice. While that contradicts all political wisdom, it’s working. So far. Carson’s gentle, understated — some would say somnambulant — style has been a big factor in his rise to the top of Republican Iowa polls and one national survey. Now comes the tougher challenge: Filling in…

Louisville students protest after school president and staff pose in racist costumes for Halloween

Louisville students protest after school president and staff pose in racist costumes for Halloween

Tom Boggioni Students at the University of Louisville are calling for the president of the school to resign after he and his staff posed in racist costumes during a Halloween party at the president’s mansion, reports WHAS. The university and school President James Ramsey have both apologized for the photo, showing the school’s leader and

SXSW reinstates two panels following #Gamergate backlash

SXSW reinstates two panels following #Gamergate backlash

Newsweek

South by Southwest (SXSW), the popular Austin, Texas–based annual event for music, film and digital culture and technology, has reinstated the two panels on harassment in the gaming industry originally canceled over safety concerns. The cancellation of the panels—titled “SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community” and “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games”—prompted a backlash against…

Beverly Hills water wasters ‘should be ashamed,’ state regulator says

Beverly Hills water wasters ‘should be ashamed,’ state regulator says

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — The city of Beverly Hills and three other water suppliers face financial penalties for falling short of state water conservation mandates, officials said Friday. Statewide, Californians cut their urban water use in September by 26.1 percent compared with the same month in 2013, regulators said. The reduction was below the 27 percent decline…